Guardian Begins Glass Production at New Brazilian
May 21, 2009
glass production is underway at Guardian Industries' newest facility
in Tatui, Sao Paulo, Brazil, where the first ribbon of glass was
pulled April 26. According to a company announcement, the Tatui
plant will produce 800 tons per day and create 300 new jobs.
The new plant is Guardian's second one serving the Brazilian market.
That plant in Porto Real, Brazil, has added a new coating machine,
which enables it to manufacture of a variety of high-performance
coated glass products. Guardian's recent investment in the country
is more than $180 million.
"Since building our first float glass plant we have grown
enough to support a second," said Guardian's managing director
of Latin American operations, Mark LaCasse. "In fact, Guardian
products have become very well known in Brazil thanks to our innovative
customer outreach and marketing programs. This new plant will allow
us to better meet the demand for our interior products, including
Guardian mirror and Guardian DiamondGuard, our scratch-resistant
glass, as well as our residential and commercial glass products."
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